DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends  LP
DARK ANGEL - Darkness Descends LP


HRR 347, ltd 500, 350 x transparent clear/ orange splatter + 150 x black vinyl, 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, cardboard lyric sheet, poster, 2nd pressing: 250 x orange/ black splatter + 250 x aqua blue/ black splatter vinyl cardboard lyric sheet, poster, 3rd pressing: 200 x black vinyl + 300 x ultra clear/ aqua blue splatter vinyl, high gloss 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, art paper gloss lyric sheet, poster, 4th pressing: ltd 500, , 150 x black + 350 x ultra clear/ blue/ orange splatter vinyl, high gloss 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, lyric inner sleeve, poster, 5th edition: 250 x transparent purple + 250 x gold vinyl, 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, cardboard lyric sheet, poster

Don Doty - Vocals
Jim Durkin - Guitars
Eric Meyer - Guitars
Rob Yahn - Bass
Gene Hoglan - Drums

-Darkness Descends
-The Burning of Sodom
-Hunger of the Undead
-Merciless Death
-Death Is Certain (Life Is Not)
-Black Prophecies
-Perish in Flames

1st -3rd pressing SOLD OUT!
4th pressing: LAST COPIES!
5th pressing AVAILABLE


Original 1986 sound !!! Specially mastered for vinyl !!!

No doubt about it - »Darkness Descends« is one of the most important albums in Thrash Metal history. Gene Hoglan's drumming on songs like “Merciless Death”, “The Burning Of Sodom” or “Black Prophecies” is simply not of this world! As you all know, Hoglan later moved on to play with Chuck Schuldiner's Death and more recently with Testament as well as Devin Townsend (with whom he recorded several albums).

»Darkness Descends« (originally released in 1986) is widely regarded as Dark Angel's 'classic' record. The roots of Dark Angel go back to the year 1981 when Don Doty (vocals), Jim Durkin (guitars), Rob Yahn (bass) and Mike Andrade (drums) formed the band in Downey, California, during the early days of the Bay Area Thrash invasion. Their original band name was Shellshock which they changed to Dark Angel in 1983. In 1985 the first record »We Have Arrived« was released.

»We Have Arrived« was a decent enough Thrash Metal debut record with fast and furious songs such as “Welcome To The Slaughter House” or the title track but Dark Angel really found their own style on the second album »Darkness Descends«. They had moved towards more elaborate compositions with technical twists and turns (plus Gene Hoglan's trademark lyrics dealing with psychological illnesses and traumata).

In October 2013 Dark Angel have officially announced re-union plans. The band is rumoured to appear at next year's Keep It True festival in Southern Germany.


Matthias Mader